Information Technology, BS

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Overview
The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems has responded to the growing market for competent information technology (IT) professionals by developing the BS in Information Technology. Beginning fall 2010, students will be able to pursue this exciting new degree program characterized by flexibility, hands-on practical projects, and a real-world internship option. The program allows them to combine an area of personal interest with a solid foundation in IT in preparation for careers that are satisfying, financially rewarding and in demand.

 

Program and Courses
Students enrolled in the BS in Information Technology are required to take foundation courses in hardware and software systems, networking, database administration, security, and Web and digital media. In order to gain greater depth, the program allows the student to explore one or more specialized areas such as information management, networking, security, Web and digital media, and problem-solving and systems as a career focus. Pursuit of an interdisciplinary focus in an area of their own choosing provides students with a context for the use of technology in their intended careers. Possible interdisciplinary areas include criminal justice or management science but students have the option, with departmental oversight, of drawing on their interest in the arts, sciences, writing, or education to create their own interdisciplinary sequence. Students are also at liberty to complete multiple career or interdisciplinary concentrations or to explore any number of subject areas of interest by applying the generous number of free elective credits available to them. A capstone project that integrates all that the student has learned or a real world, supervised internship completes the program.

 BS in IT Curriculum Information
 

 

Career Opportunities
Because the BS in Information Technology affords students the flexibility of combining their interests with a solid foundation in IT, career options are limitless. Security can be combined with criminal justice in preparation for a career in computer forensics; Web and digital media with the performing arts for post-production marketing; and data mining with business to support entrepreneurial efforts, to name a few.

 
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Internship Opportunities
An internship experience that prepares the student for the world of work is available in the BS in Information Technology program as a capstone option and is highly encouraged. Pace's Cooperative Education Program, the largest university program in the New York metropolitan area, has been successful in identifying appropriate internship experiences for students across a wide diversity of majors. It is anticipated that they will be able to place IT majors in positions that will allow them to apply their knowledge and gain confidence as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Convenient Locations
The BBA concentration in Entrepreneurship is offered at the New York City downtown campus, located in the center of the city's financial district, just a few blocks from Wall Street, and near Westchester's corporate parks, to provide access to the people and markets that drive the world economy.

Contact Us
For additional information about the program, contact the following individuals: 

  Daniel Farkas, PhD
Chair, Department of Information Technology
Pleasantville Campus
(914) 773-3723
dfarkas@pace.edu
John Molluzzo, PhD
Chair, Department of Information Technology
New York City Campus
(212) 346-1780
jmolluzzo@pace.edu

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Office of Undergraduate Admission
New York City campus
Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (212) 346-1323
E-mail: ugnyc@pace.edu

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Pleasantville campus
Pace University
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone: (914) 773-3746
E-mail: ugplv@pace.edu